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Solidarity Center seeks a Country Program Director, Sri Lanka

Deadline to Apply: Until Filled

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Solidarity Center seeks an impassioned trade unionist with international experience and strong management skills to serve as Country Program Director (CPD) in its field office in Sri Lanka. This position requires a background in union building, coupled with a strong interest in the political, economic, social, and trade union developments in Sri Lanka and/or South Asia. The CPD must have sound judgment and political sense that facilitate decision-making, particularly when headquarters cannot be reached for consultation. This individual also must be conversant in the principles of grant management, including budgeting and reporting. The CPD has full management responsibility for the field office and country staff, including finance, HR, security, and general operations.

The CPD is the key driver in designing and implementing programs in Sri Lanka that address the needs of our partner trade unions and the AFL-CIO. Seeking funds for programs in country is a critical component of this position, which includes writing and editing concept papers and proposals. This individual is responsible for monitoring program progress and budgetary compliance.  The CPD tracks significant developments in the country and reports back to headquarters through meetings, reports and other communication. The Country Program Director represents Solidarity Center outside the organization.

The CPD works with AFL-CIO affiliates, the ITUC and its regional organizations, and global union federations, to facilitate their participation in Solidarity Center programs.  This individual may be required to travel extensively within the region (pending the lifting of travel restrictions and confirmation of safe conditions on the ground) and may fill in for other CPDs on a temporary basis as needed.

The CPD is responsible for compliance with Solidarity Center policies, US regulations governing grants, and host-country law.  The CPD develops and maintains relationships with personnel at the USAID mission and US Embassy and oversees reporting requirements regarding Solidarity Center work.  The CPD educates and informs USAID and the Embassy of organized labor’s role in the development process and how Solidarity Center programs contribute to their strategic objectives.


  • Able to work independently and with limited supervision
  • Knowledge of worker rights issues and trade unions in Sri Lanka
  • Knowledge of international relations and socio-economic and political developments related to trade unions in the U.S.
  • Experience working on union campaigns and organized efforts to defend and promote trade union rights legislation
  • Experience developing and leading a start-up campaign, project, or organization
  • Capacity to manage multiple assignments simultaneously and make decisions that have major effects on costs and completion of projects
  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, international relations, labor relations or related fields and/or five years equivalent work experience
  • Good communication and writing skills
  • Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop strategic relationships
  • Strong sense of initiative, resourcefulness, and problem solving skills
  • Computer literacy for word processing and simple spreadsheets

Supervisor: Regional Program Director for Asia

Specific Duties

  • Manage the Solidarity Center field office in Sri Lanka, including supervision of the local-hire staff;
  • Ensure compliance with Solidarity Center and AFL-CIO policies and procedures, applicable donor and federal government regulations, and host-country law;
  • Design, develop and implement country or regional programs that respond to the strategies, goals and objectives of the donors, the AFL-CIO and the Solidarity Center’s partners;
  • Initiate concept papers and program proposals and seek funding for same;
  • Prepare timely, well-written reports in accordance with the deadline schedule;
  • Monitor program performance and results and discuss substantive changes with the Regional Program Director;
  • Monitor program expenditures to meet budget targets;
  • Work closely with AFL-CIO affiliates to coordinate their participation in Solidarity Center programs;
  • Manage the logistics for field trips by Solidarity Center, AFL-CIO and affiliate personnel as requested;
  • Develop relations with US government personnel in country to ensure they understand the role of labor in development and of Solidarity Center programs in the context of their strategy;
  • Share information on country conditions and labor issues with headquarters staff;
  • Provide assistance and support for program evaluations or audits of field projects/offices;
  • Travel (25-50% of the time once pandemic restrictions are lifted) within Nepal and around the region to meet with partners and oversee programs as needed, and
  • Develop coalition-building contacts with national and international labor, government and non-governmental organizations in the country or region.

The duration of this position, while contingent upon continued grant funding, is anticipated to last from three to six years, with the option to transfer to another post at the end of the assignment.

As part of the collective bargaining unit, this position is generously compensated with an annual salary starting at around $105,742 which may be subject to U.S. foreign earned income tax exclusion for American citizens (please consult a tax professional to verify). A robust benefits package includes excellent health and life insurance, a retirement plan/pension, and ample paid time off for holidays, vacation, and sick leave. In addition, as an expatriate position, the Country Program Director is entitled to housing, relocation expenses, annual home leave, and an education allowance for dependents.

For Candidates Applying from the AFL-CIO: Please be advised that we will inform the AFL-CIO when any of its current employees apply for positions with Solidarity Center. This notification is a matter of policy for all candidates, regardless of each individual’s qualifications and competitiveness for a specific opportunity.

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The Solidarity Center cultivates the values of diversity, equality, and inclusion among its staff and partners. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected under applicable law. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Job seekers who require a reasonable accommodation to apply should contact us at:

CARES seeks Direct Support Professional (DSP)

We at CARES are dedicated to helping children with mental health diagnoses, behavioral challenges, chronic medical issues, and developmental disabilities.

If you are a compassionate and devoted individual seeking meaningful work, this might be the place for you!

Job Description

As a Direct Support Professional (DSP), you will work with children and their families to provide resources and support, as well as strengthen daily living skills.
Applicants can choose to work in our OWPDD program with individuals who have developmental disabilities, or in our HCBS program with individuals facing mental health challenges.

Requirements and Rates

  • Pay rates range from $15 to $45 per hour, contingent on education level and relevant experience.
  • Minimum age requirement is 18 years.


Send your resume to:

Climate Jobs National Resource Center (CJNRC) is hiring an Offshore Wind Field Campaigner

The Field Campaigner will participate in strategy development and goal-setting with state climate jobs coalitions and build grassroots coalitions in support of offshore wind development as a source of renewable energy and of domestic union construction and manufacturing jobs.

About Climate Jobs National Resource Center The Climate Jobs National Resource Center (CJNRC) is a labor-led organization that works to combat climate change and reverse extreme inequality. CJNRC supports a network of union-led, state-based climate jobs coalitions in Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, New York, Rhode Island, Texas and a growing number of additional states. The coalitions we support have succeeded in winning the nation’s strongest  labor and equity standards for climate investments, built campaigns to  harness public funds to invest in  carbon-free and healthy schools, and trained union members on the science of climate change.

Offshore wind has the potential to significantly reduce carbon emissions, create thousands of good union jobs across the United States, and revitalize domestic manufacturing. The Biden Administration has  established a goal of developing 30GW of  offshore wind by 2030, moving quickly to issue leases for new  offshore wind areas while progressive state governments advance their own ambitious offshore wind programs. The Offshore Wind Field Campaigner will coordinate and support statewide and local  campaigns to build crucial support for the rapid development of offshore wind as well as increased investment in the domestic offshore wind supply chain. Working with state climate jobs coalitions, the Field Campaigner will build coalitions with ally organizations in the environmental, environmental justice and climate justice movements to build broad support for pro-worker offshore wind policies. The Field Campaigner will report to the CJNRC Director of Strategic Campaigns and Offshore Wind  Campaign Director.

Key Responsibilities:
● Lead engagement with state Climate Jobs coalitions to develop, drive, and win state campaigns in  support of pro-worker offshore wind policies and to overcome local and state opposition;
● Collaborate with the CJNRC offshore wind team and state  coalitions in tracking state and local offshore wind developments, project approvals, policy issues, and opportunities for regulatory intervention;
● Coordinate education and mobilization of rank and file union members in key geographies;
● Recruit and train member spokespeople;
● Engage with ally organizations in the labor, environmental, environmental justice, and climate justice movements to build broad support for pro-worker offshore wind policies;
● Collaborate with CJNRC national staff and state coalition leaders to identify state coalition needs and build state coalition capacity.

● The Offshore Wind Field Campaigner does not need to have prior experience with offshore wind policy or technologies;
● A strong commitment to progressive social change, racial justice, and a familiarity with the issues that are central to CJNRC’s work and vision;
● At least two years of experience as an organizer or campaigner for unions, political campaigns, advocacy organizations, or grassroots community organizations;
● Strong critical thinking skills;
● Ability to work effectively in politically-sensitive and high-pressure environments;
● Demonstrated commitment to community and/or labor organizing;
● Ability to work independently;
● Effective time management skills, including prioritizing and managing multiple tasks, with light supervision.

Working conditions: This is a full-time remote position. Long hours will be required on occasion. The position will require frequent travel throughout the United States. CJNRC will follow public health guidance related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Compensation: The salary range for this position is $75,000-$90,000. CJNRC offers an excellent benefits package that includes employer-paid medical and dental plans for full-time staff and their qualified dependents, life insurance, a dependent care assistance program, and generous time off.

To Apply:
SEND APPLICATION WITH RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO: with the subject line “OSW Field Campaigner application”

This position is open until filled; however, the posting/acceptance of applications may close at any time.

Job descriptions do not cover or contain a comprehensive listing of every activity or responsibility that is  required.

CJNRC is committed to equal opportunity, and encourages applicants of all ages, races, sexual orientations, genders, national origins, ethnicities, religions, and veteran status. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and experiences related to our core organizational values and objectives to apply.

The HEAP (Home Energy Assistance) seeks temp staff

The HEAP (Home Energy Assistance) program is in desperate need of TEMP staff to assist with a huge backlog. 

 The jobs are in person and the starting rate is $17.00 per hour with a 5-day work week at 7 hours per day.

 Resumes should be forwarded to: Yahira Morel, Administrative Assistant to Director:


CUNY Career Launch is recruiting undergraduates

Dear CUNY Students,

This summer, 2,000 CUNY undergraduate students will launch their careers by interning in a job related to their major – while earning $20 per hour!

CUNY Career Launch is recruiting undergraduates who haven’t had substantial paid internship experience but who are ambitious, bright, and ready to apply the skills they’ve learned in the classroom to work.

If selected, you will work for 7 weeks between early July until mid-August for 19 hours/week. You can take a summer class, keep your part-time job, or take care of family while you intern with CUNY Career Launch!

You will receive:

  • Paid training
  • An internship related to your career interests
  • Chances to build a professional network
  • Valuable experience to add to your resume
  • $20/hour – that’s over $2600 for the summer!*

Visit the Career Launch website to learn more and apply!

UNITE HERE is hiring Campaign Researchers in several locations

UNITE HERE is hiring Campaign Researchers in several locations: Baltimore, MD, Boston, MA, New Haven, CT, Sacramento, CA, Seattle, WA, Washington, DC
UNITE HERE is a progressive labor union, fighting for dignity, living wages and affordable health care for hospitality workers. We represent 300,000 workers in the hotel, industrial laundries and kitchens, gaming and food service industries throughout the United States and Canada. Through organizing, UNITE HERE members have made hundreds of thousands of traditionally low-wage jobs into good, family-sustaining, middle class jobs.

Here is a quick video that will give you a sense of the fights we took on during the first year of the pandemic – highlighting the courage, determination and resilience of our members fighting for their lives and futures, and the future of democracy in our country:

We are really proud of what we accomplished while more than 95% of UNITE HERE’s members were laid off for many months.  And through 2020 and 2021, even in the midst of this upheaval, we kept organizing and 15,000 more workers joined our union!

UNITE HERE research teams conduct industry, corporate, real estate and political research and analysis to develop and carry out campaigns focused on winning economic justice for low wage, primarily immigrant hospitality workers. Our campaigns organize non-union workers and secure improved standards for existing union members in the food service, gaming and casino, and hotel industries.

Campaign Researcher

Our research teams conduct industry, corporate, real estate and political research and analysis to develop and carry out campaigns focused on winning economic justice for low wage, primarily immigrant hospitality workers. Our campaigns organize non-union workers and secure improved standards for existing union members in the food service, gaming and casino, and hotel industries.

Job responsibilities will include:

  • Research companies using a wide variety of sources, including published databases, on-line and Internet sources
  • Conduct local and field research on companies, industries and/or real estate development projects
  • Develop company analyses and adapt them for various audiences (e.g. leadership & staff, workers, stockholders, political & regulatory bodies, the public)
  • Identify and analyze new development projects in our industries and represent the union during the planning & political approval process
  • Communicate and build relationships with a wide variety of players including community organizations, company officials, customers, government staff and elected leaders
  • Develop and carry out campaign strategies and tactics
  • Work with UNITE HERE members, organizers, regional staff and elected leaders; assist in moving campaigns forward through organizing, leading actions, doing political work, as needed.

Desired Qualifications include:

  • Passion for, and commitment to, fighting for workers’ rights
  • BA degree or relevant research and/or activist experience (labor, political, urban planning, or community/campus)
  • Strong analytical, writing, computer and interpersonal/organizing skills
  • Willingness to travel extensively, to work long and sometimes irregular hours, and relocate as necessary
  • Familiarity with database and word processing software
  • Ability to effectively manage a workload with competing priorities and deadlines
  • Reliable car and driver’s license

Current UNITE HERE Campaign Researchers have worked in the past as community and union organizers, urban planners, journalists, teachers, and researchers elsewhere.

Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary:  $48,000-$58,000 range commensurate with experience. UNITE HERE offers exceptional benefits, including family medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage with no employee premiums, retirement funds (401k and pension), and generous paid time off.

UNITE HERE has extensive COVID Health & Safety protocols in place and are available upon request. Offices are currently open; occasional hybrid work accommodations are available depending on circumstances.


Arlington, VA
Baltimore, MD
Boston, MA
New Haven, CT
Sacramento, CA
Seattle, WA
Washington, DC

UNITE HERE is an equal opportunity employer and gives equal consideration to all applicants without regard to sex, age, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.